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December 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Business in the Americas Conference

On Friday, April 20, the Cincinnati Hispanic Chamber will host the Business in the Americas Conference at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. There will be headline speakers from the US Commercial Service and leading companies who will share insights and practical advice about doing business in the Americas: NAFTA, CAFTA, Caribbean,
Andean and MERCOSUR/SUL. More than 35 business attorneys from every major country in the Americas will be on hand to discuss trade opportunities and to answer your specific questions about how to grow inter-American business.

More information on this event can be found here. To register, please visit

April 16, 2012 at 11:18 am

100,000 Strong

Citing the strategic importance of the U.S.-China relationship President Obama announced in 2009 the 100,000 Strong Initiative, a national effort to increase dramatically the number of American students studying in China and prepare the next generation of American experts to manage the growing political, economic, and cultural ties between the United States and China. Kimberly McClure, Deputy Director of the 100,000 Strong Initiative and a Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State, will visit Northern Kentucky next week to speak to our higher education and business communities.

Kimberly McClure is an eight-year Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. While traveling frequently to China in her current role, Kimberly has spent most of her career working on South Asia policy in India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Washington.

Following two-year assignments to Mumbai, India, and Kabul, Afghanistan, Kimberly worked as Special Assistant to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; completed an International Affairs Fellowship with the Council on Foreign Relations; and completed assignments in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources and Operations Center. Kimberly holds a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Thanks to an effort by the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council (GCWAC), on Wednesday, January 25 at 2:00 PM, Kimberly McClure will be at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to meet with local business leaders who have an interest to speak about the economic development and growth benefits of China. To reserve a seat for this meeting, please contact Kyle Horseman at 859.426.3653 or by email.
Focus on China: 100,000 Strong
Kimberly McClure
Deputy Director,100,000 Strong Initiative
US Department of State
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM, Wednesday January 25th
Location: Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Cost: Free to attend
Contact: Kyle Horseman

January 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Toyota to ship U.S.-built Camry sedans to South Korea

Toyota today announced it will export about 6,000 U.S.-assembled Camry sedans annually to its distributor in South Korea.

The Camry sedans will be built at Toyota’s manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Ky., and exported out of the Port of Hueneme, near Oxnard, Calif., beginning in January 2012.

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CNET Reviews: The Car Tech Blog, Dec 6, 2011

December 8, 2011 at 9:56 am

U.S. on Track to be Net Fuel Exporter

U.S. exports of gasoline, diesel and other oil-based fuels are soaring, putting the nation on track to be a net exporter of petroleum products in 2011 for the first time in 62 years, reported the Wall Street Journal.

A combination of booming demand from emerging markets and faltering domestic activity means the United States is exporting more fuel than it imports, upending the historical norm.

Read More Nov 30, 2011

December 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

U.S. and China Conclude 22nd Session of the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

Commerce, USTR and USDA welcome concrete results in trade negotiations, reiterate need to achieve greater market access for U.S. exporters

Chengdu, China – Today marked the conclusion of the 22nd session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) in Chengdu, China. United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson co-chaired the JCCT along with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack also participated in the discussions.

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Office of the United States Trade Representative, Nov 21, 2011

November 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm

KORUS FTA Ratified in Korean National Assembly

This morning, I am thrilled to announce that the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) has been ratified in the Korean National Assembly. Passage of the agreement in today’s extempore session clears the way for a new level of cooperation and prosperity between our two nations. The agreement passed by a vote of 151-7, with all 14 KORUS implementation bills approved as well.

Nov 22, 2011
Tami Overby, President, U.S.-Korea Business Council
Vice President, Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

November 23, 2011 at 9:44 am

Philippines, US Sign Customs Agreement

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and United States signed a customs administration and trade facilitation agreement, a building block towards Philippines participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

The agreement was signed by United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Bernie Cahiles-Magkilat, Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation, Nov 14, 2011

November 17, 2011 at 8:50 am

President Obama signs bill, clearing way for smoother business travel to Asia-Pacific nations

President Barack Obama signed a bill Saturday making it easier for U.S. business travelers to access Asia-Pacific nations more freely and quickly.

Obama signed the measure just before taking the stage to address the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit in his native Hawaii, referring it to it as an “APEC business gold card.”

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Washington Post, Nov 12, 2011

November 15, 2011 at 10:00 am

US Department of Commerce Report on Trade in Goods and Service for September 2011

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of
Commerce, announced today that total September exports of $180.4 billion and imports of $223.5
billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $43.1 billion, down from $44.9 billion in
August, revised. September exports were $2.5 billion more than August exports of $177.9

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Bureau of Economic Analysis, Nov 10, 2011

November 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm

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Travel with the Northern Kentucky Chamber in 2012

Peru - August 12-20, 2012
To learn more about the program, please email Kyle Horseman or call 859.426.3653.

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